What’s Up in Windward Oahu

April 30

WCC open house
WCC has an open house from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Hale Akoakoa for potential students ages 25-55 to learn about new degrees, financial aid and success stories. Dinner and child care are provided. Call 235-7374.

Kaneohe AYSO
Kaneohe AYSO has team registration from 5 to 9 tonight and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at Windward Mall, lower level by Macy’s. Call 235-2976 or visit aysohawaii.org.

Breastfeeding class
Waimanalo Health Center has free breastfeeding classes at 9 a.m. each Wednesday in the center’s WIC office. All moms and moms-to-be are welcome. Call Leigh Ziegler at 259-7948.

Holmes scholarships
Windward United Church of Christ accepts applications through today for its annual Holmes Academic Scholarships for Windward high school graduates. Call 254-3802.

Lei classes
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden has a class in Lei Po’o at 10 a.m. for $15. Call 522-7066.

AA meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 6:30 and 8 p.m. today and at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Windward Unity Church, 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 303. Call 262-6731.

May 1

Cyber safe
Retired police detective Chris Duque presents “Learn How to Keep your Child Cyber Safe” at 7 p.m. in the King Intermediate library, including refreshments and parent resources. Sixth-grade parents also are welcome. RSVP (by April 29) to Pam Kino at 233-5727, ext 231.

Kailua board meets
Kailua Neighborhood Board meets at 7 p.m. at Kailua District Park. Call 768-3710.

Hanauma talk
Hanauma Bay Education Center hosts a free lecture at 6:30 p.m. in its visitor center on “Mythology of the Landscape” with WCC anthropology and oceanography lecturer Ian Masterson. Call 387-5840.

May 2

Lanikai luau
Lanikai Elementary Public Charter Schools throws a luau for its 50th birthday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the school with live entertainment, Hawaiian food, exhibits, speeches and ceremonies. Tickets cost $20 and $12. Call 266-7844.

Country fair
St. John Vianney School PTSA has a Country Fair Kanikapila from 5 to 10 p.m. with live music from A Touch of Gold, games, keiki activities, baked goods, beer and wine, prizes and a raffle. Hawaiian plate dinner tickets cost $20 presale at 261-4651.

Dance concerts
Castle High DanceForce presents its spring concert, “Footsteps,” at 7:30 tonight and Saturday, and 3 p.m. Sunday in Ron Bright Theatre. Tickets cost $10 online at showtix4u.com. Call 233-5626.

Yoga instructors
Classes begin today at Windward Wellness Center for those wanting to become yoga instructors. The Center is located in Koolau Center. Call 239-9355.

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 2 to 6 p.m. at Kailua High School. Call 848-4770.

Spiritual evening
Windward Unity Church hosts an Evensong program with a Full Moon Circle at 7:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 30. Call 262-6731.

May 3

Mary Kupau Mikaele and her halau present “Holomua,” their 15th annual Ho’okupu Aloha, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Kualoa Ranch, with food, crafters, music and hula. Proceeds support the troupe’s fall performance trip to New Zealand. Call 499-9499.

Mother’s Day fair
Aikahi Park Shopping Center presents a Mother’s Day Craft and Family Fun Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with free rides, games and a LEGO Build-it Activity. Call 722-6467.

Kawainui help
State wildlife biologist James Cogswell leads volunteers at the Kawainui Restoration Ponds from 9 a.m. to noon today (and the first Saturday of each month). Bring gloves and be prepared for mud and sunshine. The ponds are behind Castle hospital at the bottom of Ulukahiki Street. Call 266-0911.

Lanikai craft fair
Lanikai has its spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lanikai Park, offering more than 100 vendors of crafts, paintings, photos, ceramics, clothing, jewelry and more. Call 262-0239 or 554-7752.

St. John’s benefit
St. John’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church presents “A Taste of St. John’s – The Garden of Eden” from 6:30 to 10 p.m. with food, entertainment by Teresa Bright and Vivo, a silent auction and wine tastings. Tickets cost $45 pre-sale, $50 at the door, and $500 for VIP tables of six. The church is at 47-074 Lihikai Drive. Visit hookanohall.com or call 239-7000 or 239-7198.

Pottery sale
Windward Potters has its spring sale from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Kailua Elementary School cafeteria, featuring functional pieces, sculptural and raku forms, and one-of-a-kind items by some of the area’s finest ceramic artists. Call 239-5045.

Volunteers (age 12 and older) meet to clean up the area around Kailua’s Huakailani School at 9 a.m. in a city-sponsored Earth Month project. Call Kaori Brown at 263-2020.

Free comics
Kailua and Waimanalo libraries have comic books to give away, while supplies last (one per library card carrier), in observance of Free Comic Book Day, courtesy of Gecko Books & Comics, the libraries’ Friends and Collector Maniacs. Call 266-9911 (Kailua) or 259-2610 (Waimanalo).

Classic cars
East End Hot Rods stage a Classic Car Cruise Night from 5 to 9 p.m. in Aikahi Park Shopping Center parking lot. Call 735-8822.

HPU student shows
Hawaii Pacific University theater students present This and That at 7:30 tonight and 4 p.m. Sunday at Paul & Vi Loo Theatre on the Kaneohe campus, offering one-acts, scenes and songs from works by Tennessee Williams and Neil Simon. The shows are free, and no reservations are required. Call 254-0853.

Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO
Kailua-Waimanalo AYSO has soccer registration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Waimanalo District Park. For details, visit kailuaayso.org.

Basketball signups
Kailua Community Basketball League registers players ages 7-17 for its spring skills clinic and 2014 season from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Enchanted Lake Park, 770 Keolu Drive. Bring birth certificate and medical insurance card. Call 216-8103, 352-1364 or 221-0553.

May 4

Blood drive
Hawaii Blood Bank has a donor drive from 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today and 1:30-7 p.m. May 8 at Kailua Town Center parking garage. Call 848-4770.

Gong meditation
Windward Unity Church hosts a gong meditation with Barbara Cole at 6:30 p.m. at 46-005 Kawa St. Suite 30. Call 262-6731.

May 6

Pianist Allan Fisher leads a free public sing-a-long of “the oldies” at 7 p.m. in Pohai Nani auditorium. Call 234-6639.

Ohana food
The Ohana Food Produce Distribution has free food on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified individuals and families from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at KEY Project. Call 239-5777.

Movie night
Kahuku Library screens the film The Guilt Trip starring Barbra Streisand and Seth Rogen at 5:30 p.m. in celebration of Mother’s Day. Call 293-8935.


Faculty art show
Gallery ‘Iolani hosts a faculty art exhibit through May 7, featuring seven WCC artists. Hours are 1-8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 1-5 p.m Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Call 236-9150.

Good bones
Castle Medical Center will present a free seminar on bone health at 6 p.m. May 8 in the Wellness Center auditorium, with a panel discussion of osteoporosis. Pre-register at 263-5400.

Teen brain
King Intermediate School Title I and Parents for Public Schools of Hawaii will present “The Adolescent Brain” at 6:30 p.m. May 8 in the King library, featuring refreshments, talk story, parent resources, a talk by Chaminade’s Tracy Trevorrow and UH Manoa’s Lois Yamauchi and King’s support staff. RSVP by May 6 to 233-5727, ext. 231.

Castle High School’s 200-plus Polynesian Music and Dance students will present their 20th annual ho’ike at 7:30 p.m. May 9 and 10 at Ron Bright Theatre on the theme “Migrations of the Polynesians.” Tickets cost $10 at the door. Call Dawn Cone at 233-5600, ext. 2238.

Bay tour
Koolaupoko Hawaiian Civic Club will present a guided glass-bottom boat tour of Kaneohe Bay, “Legends of Koolau,” at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. May 10 from Heeia Pier. Fee is $20 and $10. Call 235-8111 in advance.